Soon all the hustle and bustle of the holidays will be over and it will be time to think about a winter clean-up for your yard.  The cold season can bring with it freezing temperatures, falling leaves, and frozen foliage in the landscape which can make for a messy yard.  NativeScapes Landscaping can help breathe new life into your dormant outdoor space.

This time of year is perfect to give perennials a much-needed cutback and of course, evergreens benefit from a winter trim as well.  Since most of our plants are dormant this time of year it’s a great time to get overgrown trees and shrubs back in shape before spring arrives.  Giving your landscape plants a good haircut this time of year also makes it easy to see where weeds and other opportunistic plants may have gotten a foothold and can now be removed more easily.

 A new layer of mulch can make the whole yard seem tidy again plus insures that roots will continue to protect from even harder freezes that often occur in January and February.  It’s a good idea to re-mulch once a year since during the growing season the mulch is constantly breaking down providing much-needed compost to the plants but this also means it needs to be replenished on a regular basis.

In South Central Texas winter is also the best time of year to plant trees, shrubs, and hardy perennials.  Since most of the plants are dormant, they can focus on growing a good root system that will better sustain them come the hot and often dry months of summer.

So, while the winter is a rest time for the plants it makes for a great time to get your yard, landscape, and outdoor living spaces cleaned up and cleared out for the start of spring. 

Call NativeScapes Landscaping at 830-608-0204 for a free estimate on a winter clean-up today!